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June 25, 2008

Type Crop 2007 Crop 2008
2rs Barley nq   €244.0-246.0 0.41%
6rw Barley nq €224.0-226.0
2rs Malt €529.5-531.5   €490.0-492.0 0.31%
6rw Malt €496.5-498.5   €464.5-466.5  
Feed Barley €175.0-177.0   nq  

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Top Industry News

USA & Belgium: InBev sends third letter to Anheuser-Busch reaffirming its desire to combine and form the world’s leading global brewer ...Click here
The Netherlands: Barron's wrote that Heineken has missed out on acquiring valuable targets ...Click here
UK: InBev's Budweiser bid puts pressure on SABMiller to merge with other big brewers ...Click here
Georgia: Efes in talks to purchase Kazbegi, the second largest brewery in the country ...Click here
USA: Anheuser-Busch family members gave differing responses to InBev takeover bid ...Click here
UK: Beer sales dropped to the lowest mark since 1975 ...Click here
Belgium: Duvel Moortgat acquires Liefmans ...Click here
Brazil: AmBev is planning to build a US$132 mln malt factory ...Click here

UK: SABMiller is unlikely to make a bid for Anheuser-Busch ...More Info
India: Anheuser-Busch to acquire remaining 50% interest in Crown Beers India ...More Info
Mexico: Femsa higher following rumours that the company could be the next brewer to be taken over ...More Info
Africa: Russia's ‘Baltika’ beer is expanding to Africa market targeting Kenya next month ...More Info
India: United Breweries net drops 4.03% in FY 08; CFO resigns ...More Info
Romania: InBev Romania's business last year accounted for approximately 8.5 % of the total business of the Belgian group in CEE ...More Info
Australia: Beer price in South Australia will rise to match bottle refund ...More Info
Belgium: InBev is to launch 4% Stella Artois ...More Info
Germany: Independent research has shown that isomaltulose product prolongs beer freshness and stability ...More Info
China: Tsingtao is most widely recognized for its official sponsorship among all the three official beer sponsors, at 24.1% ...More Info
Ghana: Accra Brewery Limited, a SABMiller’s unit, is to inject next year $20million more into the country’s economy ...More Info
USA: Miller plans national rollout of new beer MGD 64 ...More Info
USA: A new company Craft Brewers Alliance will be created following the merger of Redhook Ale Brewery with Widmer Brothers Brewing ...More Info
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Brewery News

USA & Belgium: InBev sends third letter to Anheuser-Busch reaffirming its desire to combine and form the world’s leading global brewer

InBev announced on June 25th that it is reaffirming its desire to combine with Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc to form the world’s leading global brewer in a letter sent to August A. Busch IV, president and chief executive, and the Anheuser-Busch Board of Directors. In the letter, InBev reaffirmed its $65-a-share all-cash proposal to combine with Anheuser-Busch, which represents a 35% premium over Anheuser’s 30-day average share price prior to recent market speculation. InBev said that it has obtained committed financing and has paid approximately $50 million in fees, demonstrating InBev’s resolve to consummate a combination with Anheuser-Busch.

The following is a copy of the letter InBev sent to the Board of Anheuser-Busch:

June 25, 2008

Mr. August A. Busch IV President and Chief Executive Officer Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. One Busch Place St. Louis, Missouri 63118 USA

Proposal for Combination Creating the World’s Leading Beer Company

Dear August,

We are writing to confirm that InBev remains committed to our proposal to combine with Anheuser-Busch by means of acquiring all of the outstanding shares of Anheuser-Busch for $65 per share in cash. Our proposed price would deliver an immediate cash premium to your shareholders of 35% over the 30-day average share price prior to recent market speculation and 18% above the previous all-time high ...More Info

The Netherlands: Barron's wrote that Heineken has missed out on acquiring valuable targets
Dutch brewing giant, Heineken NV, needs to exercise more M&A muscle if it wants to keep up with the consolidation that is changing the ...More Info

UK: InBev's Budweiser bid puts pressure on SABMiller to merge with other big brewers
InBev's bid for Anheuser-Busch to create the world's biggest brewer will put pressure on SABMiller to look at deals with Mexico's Modelo or FEMSA, ...More Info

Georgia: Efes in talks to purchase Kazbegi, the second largest brewery in the country
Efes Breweries International N.V, majority-owned subsidiary of Anadolu Efes Biracilik ve Malt Sanayii, the leading beverage company in Turkey is negotiating with JSC Kazbegi, ...More Info

USA: Anheuser-Busch family members gave differing responses to InBev takeover bid
Members of the family that has run Anheuser-Busch Cos. for five generations gave differing responses to InBev NV's $46.3 billion takeover bid as the ...More Info

UK: Beer sales dropped to the lowest mark since 1975

UK beer sales have fallen through the 5 billion litre mark for the first time since 1975 as the consumer downturn and smoking ban continue to hit Britain's pubs and brewers, The Telegraph posted on June 22.

News that annual beer sales have slipped below 50m hectolitres will come as a further blow to an industry already suffering as pubs go out of business and brewers are forced to consolidate.

Figures released to the brewing industry by the British Beer and Pub Association, and seen by The Sunday Telegraph, show total UK beer sales fell 1.7 per cent in the year to the end of April.

The effect of the decline in consumption, combined with rising utility and commodity costs, an increase in beer duty, and the impact of the consumer downturn and smoking ban is having a catastrophic impact on Britain's pubs.

Pub closures are running at 27 a week, according to the BBPA, amounting to some 1,200 that have been forced out of business over the last 12 months.

Nick Bish, chief executive of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, which counts 15,000 UK pubs among its members, said: "This is a bell-weather of the economic situation where you have a perfect storm ...More Info

Belgium: Duvel Moortgat acquires Liefmans
On 24 June 2008, Duvel Moortgat nv reached an agreement with the receivers of Brouwerij Liefmans nv.

On the basis of this agreement, Duvel Moortgat ...More Info

Malt News

Brazil: AmBev is planning to build a US$132 mln malt factory
Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (AmBev), a unit of InBev, announced on June 23 that it plans to spend EUR85 million (USD$132 million) building ...More Info
Scientific Digest

Molecular Mapping in Barley: Shifting from the Structural to the Functional Level

Andreas Graner, Thomas Thiel, Hangning Zhang, Elena Potokina, Mmanoj Prasad, Dragan Perovic, Raja Kota, Rajeev Kumar Varshney, Uwe Scholz, Ivo Grosse and Nils Stein. Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany

Abstract: As a resource for structural and functional barley genome analysis, more than 140 000 ESTs (expressed sequence tags) were generated from 22 cDNA libraries that yielded 25 224 tentative unigenes. About 50% of them belong to gene families. The size of the complete transcriptome is estimated to comprise between 35 000 and 75 000 genes. The barley EST collection is a rich source for the development of novel markers including SSRs (simple sequence repeats) and SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms). Several bioinformatic tools have been developed facilitating the computer-assisted analysis of EST databases for the presence of either SNPs or SSRs and the development of SNP-derived CAPS (cleaved amplified polymorphic sequences) markers. In an attempt to systematically map barley genes a high-density transcript map is under construction and presently comprises more than 1000 markers. This map is a gateway to comparative genomics with particular emphasis on the rice genome. 65% of the mapped ESTs showing a significant homology to rice ESTs were found to display a syntenic relationship between barley and rice. Thus, the barley EST resource facilitates the rapid and systematic transfer of genetic information from rice to barley and other Triticeae, which can readily be exploited for marker saturation of defined chromosome regions and their detailed comparison to rice. In the context of a functional genomics study, the complex trait “malting quality” is investigated using a barley cDNA array. By correlating the phenotypic malting trait data of selected barley lines with the corresponding expression profiles, a set of candidate genes was identified and further verified by genetic analysis. Keywords: ESTs; functional genomics; malting quality; DNA-marker; rice; synteny ... Load full article, 8 pages, 363 Kb, PDF file

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** - 50/50 = 50% Average two Rows Spring and 50% Six Rows Winter

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